Vintage Altered Teacups


Surprise your sweetie with some vintage altered teacups from Etsy shop Geekdetails. The ones featured above would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or wedding present, but the shop has cups that work for multiple occasions. Relax with an episode of Doctor Who and the Don’t Blink or Timelord cups, or let a frenemy or roommate know your true feelings with some of the other¬†options. I can’t picture a better way to take my tea.

Teacups and sets, $18-64 at

NES Living Room

NES Living Room 1

Feel itty bitty next to a giant NES system, cartridges, and controllers with this amazing living room set. The table has an NES and SNES built in to it, so it’s ready to go for all of your nostalgic needs. For $1,350, you receive the table, two cartridge end tables, two giant controllers, and two 8-bit wooden wall pieces. Not too shabby if you’re in the market for new furniture!

NES Living Room 2

Find more details and pre-order a living room set on PixelArtStudios’ Etsy page.

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Giant ThinkGeek Sale!

I know you’ve been looking for an excuse to grab some new stuff from ThinkGeek, so allow me to be the one to tell you: “Treat Yo Self.” They’re having a huge sale with items up to 75% off. It would be wrong not to place an order, right? (Right?)

Here are some of my fave sale items:

Aperture Logo (1940s) Babydoll
Prove you were doing science with Aperture before it was cool. $12.99, regularly $21.99.

AT-AT Plush Utility Bag
Go to the gym in style. $21.99, regularly $39.99.

Battlestar Galactica Coaster Set
These are currently sitting on my coffee table, and they look AMAZING. You need them. $24.99, regularly $39.99.

Ladies of Battlestar Galactica Poster Set
Show everyone your love for the ladies with these beautiful prints. $17.49, regularly $34.99.

Offline Mode Pajama Top
Let everyone know you’re not touching your phone or computer. Unless something really tweet-worthy happens, of course. $12.99, regularly $20.99.

Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick
Makes the best date night ambience! $19.99, regularly $24.99.

Welcome In Binary Floor/Door Mat
Cute and geeky way to welcome everyone into your home! $34.99, regularly $49.99.

See these items and more at!

Leave Your Mark – Thermochromic Furniture



After a night of tabletop games, do you still want to feel your friends’ presence? Grab this thermochromic furniture. It’s painted black with a special type of paint that responds to heat to show the original color of the wood underneath. It’s cool, but I don’t know if I’d personally want that as my everyday table. Sometimes people don’t need to know that I had my elbows on the table, or what size print my friends and I leave behind.

What are your thoughts on the table: yay or nay?

Thermochromic table, price available upon request at


I love lamp(s). I love LEGOs. So clearly I must love Sean Kenney. He’s created some fantastic lamps in a variety of colors and styles, all made with LEGOs. The lamps are a bit pricey, but if you can swing it, it’ll make a fantastic conversation piece in ¬†your LEGO or 8-bit themed room. (I mean, we all have at least one LEGO or 8-bit themed room, right? No? Just me?) I’d love to see someone make one of these themselves. It would probably be considerably cheaper!

LEGO lamps, $695-895 at

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Combat Kitchenware

Do your pots and pans just not feel bad-ass enough? Check out this new Kickstarter. Morlock Enterprises is sticking swords onto pans and letting you feel more powerful as you cook that egg. You can choose the type of pan you’d like as your incentive, and the prices aren’t that bad. Make sure you watch the video to get a better feel for the final product.

Did you end up pledging to their Kickstarter? Let me know what incentive you got in the comments!

Ybuy: Rent the Newest Gadgets

You know that brand new gadget that you want to get your hands on, just to try out? And that weekend trip you’re going on where you really need a camera, but don’t want to buy a new one? Check out YBuy. They let you try out all of the newest gadgets for just $24.95. Don’t like it? Send it back. Have to have it? Keep it and pay the rest of the retail value.

YBuy includes game systems, cameras, tablets, fancy coffee makers and kitchen equipment, and anything else you may have always wanted. They’re selectively letting people in at the moment, but I can get you to the head of the line by sending you an email invite. Want in? Leave your email address in a comment, and I’ll get you in!


Geeky Car Emblems

I often forget about decorating my car. It’s there to transport me from one place to another, and that’s about it. There’s no sign of geekiness to it, and even my cupcake air freshener is hidden away, not hanging prominently. That’s why I think my car needs one of these car emblems, asap.

These emblems cover all sorts of geekery, as evidenced above, and are subtle enough that a non-geek (that also knows nothing about cars) may actually mistake it for the real thing. Now the big question: Is my car more of a “Firefly,” “Galactica,” or “TARDIS?”

Custom Car Emblems, $12-15 each at Empira’s Etsy shop.